The ECRC provides resources to assist you with determining which positions you may be eligible for, based upon your work visa status. When viewing job postings in Engineering Careers or the list of companies attending a career fair, pay attention to the question stating ‘Are you willing to sponsor selected candidates for work authorization’.
The employer’s response to this field indicates whether the company can provide sponsorship for work authorization.
During the application process, some employers prefer to ask questions similar to the following of all candidates (not just those who are foreign nationals) to determine up front if the individuals will require visa sponsorship for employment.
- Are you legally eligible to work in the U.S.?
- Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment?
If you have questions about how you should respond to these questions, please read the “Work Eligibility Questions During the Application Process” document within Engineering Careers, by Symplicity (to access this document select ‘Resources’ from the left side of your home page, and then ‘Resource Library’).
The ECRC also encourages students to consult with The International Center for any questions regarding their work authorization status.
ENGR 196 combines academic study with relevant work experience. It is an optional course available to undergraduate College of Engineering students as early as the second semester of freshman year with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. This course carries one credit, but does not count toward degree requirements. To be eligible, the internship job duties must relate to the student’s major. Click here for requirements and registration information.